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Rubio surgery set for Wednesday

Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will undergo surgery next Wednesday in Colorado to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced. Rubio's season ended on March 9 after a collision with L.A.'s Kobe Bryant at Target Center.
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Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will undergo surgery next Wednesday in Colorado to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced. Rubio's season ended on March 9 after a collision with L.A.'s Kobe Bryant at Target Center.

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